Recently, I got to check one travel destination off my bucket list that I had been dying to visit for years: Copenhagen, Denmark. I had high expectations and I did not get disappointed. The Danes win when it comes to aesthetics, incredible baked goods (looking at you, Juno the Bakery), and Danish Hygge everywhere. We went in March when the weather was still on the colder side but yet, people were sitting on patios under heaters enjoying each other's company and good food.
Where to stay in Copenhagen
We stayed at the WIDE Hotel (the same as the Ascot Hotel) near the main train station and just a short walk away from the city center. It was the perfect choice with its modern, beautiful interior design and simple, yet delicious breakfast buffet. The hotel had their own bikes available to be rented so we took advantage of that and explored the city by bike.
How to get to and around Copenhagen
There are several ways to get to Copenhagen. Many airlines fly to CPH airport, which is a quick 20-minute metro ride away from the city. There are also several trains as well as long-distance buses going to the city. On my way back, I took the Flixbus to Rostock, Germany which was only 14 Euro and included the two-hour ferry ride from Gedser, Denmark to Warnemuende, Germany.
Copenhagen has a good metro system going that connects the whole city. That being said, I would recommend renting a bike and exploring on foot as the city is fairly small. This is also the cheaper option, as the metro tickets are a little pricey.
Where to Eat & What to See in Copenhagen
I put together a travel guide on Thatch.co with my recommendations of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, shops and sights. You can save the spots do your own map and keep adding to it.
Do yourself a favor and plan a trip to Copenhagen. It is beautiful, incredibly aesthetic and the people are lovely. Feel free to pin this blog post on Pinterest or save it for your own travel planning.